Classroom Party Ideas

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Classroom Party Ideas

Tips for making your child’s next class celebration a bash

There are multiple seasons and holidays perfect for Class Parties throughout the school year. VolunteerSpot has tips and tricks to make your Class Party a splendid successnot to mention… much easier on the room mom or parent organizer! 

The themes and treats may change but the object of the game is the same: Have Fun and Enjoy the celebration!

1. Plan It  

Organizing the class party into ‘stations’ with small groups of kids rotating through activities keeps the pace moving for the kids and the group-size manageable for parent volunteers. Everyone comes together for the final station: story time.

    Simple, fun crafts are always a hit at any class party. (See below for ideas and inspiration.)
    Consider age and space limitations when choosing games.
    Choose healthy snacks that also double as a fun party activity! (Tip: Ask the teacher if any kids have food allergies and if the school has policies limiting sugary treats.)
    Ask your child’s librarian to recommend tales and stories appropriate for the day’s events. Dress up as a character in the book when reading to the group!

2. Get Help

Ask class parents (and grandparents) to pitch in and volunteer either during the party or by contributing supplies and food. Remember to plan for craft and game supplies, snacks, paper ware, and simple decorations. Free online signup sheets  make it easy to coordinate parent helpers. With the click of a mouse or a tap on a smartphone, parents can quickly sign up to help and choose what to bring. Automated reminders keep everyone on track.

3. Get Creative

Check out the Classroom Party Guide with last-minute checklists and seasonal crafts and games ideas for celebrations throughout the year. Also visit our Pinterest board filled with this season’s Class Party Ideas and inspiration.

4. Have Fun!

Be ready for happy chaos! When things don’t go exactly as planned, don’t stress. Instead, put on a big smile and know that the kids will have a great time no matter what. Be sure to take lots of pictures, party day is a very special day at school!

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